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Blended Design and Project Based Learning: a future for engineering education
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Monday, December 7 • 10:50am - 12:30pm
| 1F | Workshop: Building Collaborations through Storytelling while Revising Mechanics of Materials Curriculum for Implementation

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This workshop is the second in a series of workshops funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation to target engineering student misconceptions. Through co-development of curricular materials for a Mechanics of Materials course, we expect to increase adoption rates and foster and strengthen collaborations among instructors. Our previous research in this area has emphasized the importance of storytelling during the initial development of a collaboration. Consequently, this workshop will not only provide an environment for instructors to develop collaborations but it will also produce tangible materials that instructors can incorporate in their classrooms. Materials created at a previous workshop (manipulatives to assist in student understanding) will be revised at this workshop.

Organizers’ Backgrounds

Grace Panther is a doctoral student in engineering conducting engineering education research at Oregon State University(OSU) in the United States. She led the design and implementation of a 1.5 day material-development workshop for instructors which inspired this research.

Dr. Devlin Montfort is an Assistant Professor at OSU. His past research focused on students’ conceptual understanding in mechanics of materials which revealed common student misconceptions. This research directly informed the creation of the original workshop.

Dr. Shane Brown is an Associate Professor at OSU. His expertise includes conceptual change and situated cognition. He has published a ranking task book for Mechanics of Materials based upon his previous research on common student misconceptions. Most recently, he has served as a program chair for the American Society for Engineering Education’s 2015 conference and exposition.


Monday December 7, 2015 10:50am - 12:30pm
Gaming Room RACV Torquay map C8

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